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Justices Reject Challenge to Lethal Injection

Posted Jul 2, 2015

Justices Reject Challenge to Lethal Injection

In Glossip v. Gross, the Supreme Court rejected  a challenge to Oklahoma’s use of the drug midazolam. The court held that the prisoners failed to identify an alternative method of execution that entails a lesser risk of pain, a requirement of all Eighth Amendment method-of-execution claims and that they failed to establish that Oklahoma’s use of a massive dose of midazolam in its execution protocol entails a substantial risk of severe pain.   Read articles in the New York Times and San Francisco Chronicle.